US commissions third medical waste incinerator

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Seven Health Centres and one Health Post, situated between the villages of Belladrum to Ithaca – a distance of about 32 miles – now have access to proper disposal of medical waste. To reduce unsafe and inappropriate disposal of injection needles and medical waste in Region Five, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Karen L. […]

We need to stop corporate crime so that we can control street crime

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, We in Guyana need to reassess our understanding of crime. Why is it that corporate crime advances virtually unhindered, while street crime has become such an obsession for so many? When asked what is the biggest problem facing Guyana today, most Guyanese answer – crime. Do they mean corporate crime that steals and […]

Holiday Musings

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Editorial 

Well, school’s out and the little darlings will all be home – getting into their mothers’ hair, no doubt, but yet welcome if for no other reason to help in the frenetic preparations that mark this season for most Guyanese, irrespective of their religious affiliations. In the last week of school, the children would have […]

Food for the Poor secures freedom for 25 prisoners

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Thanks to Food for the Poor, 25 now freed prisoners will be spending the Christmas season at home in the company of their respective families. On Friday, the prisoners were released by prison officials after their fines were paid by Food for the Poor. This is a part of a biannual initiative which has over […]

GTTA describes year as challenging

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

2010 looks exciting – Munroe By Edison Jefford General Secretary of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), Godfrey Munroe has revealed that 2010 could be a very exciting year for the sport, following a few unexpected challenges that affected it over this calendar year. “Next year looks exciting. A lot of the things we had […]

The Baccoo speaks

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Baccoo Speaks 

The madness continues and not a day will go by without a serious vehicular accident. This time two cars are going to collide because one would attempt to overtake when another is approaching. The driver would be young and hotheaded, and be one who believes that he owns the road. The police are going to […]

Masquerade fever hits Essequibo December 19

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under News 

The masquerade band provides much cultural amusement and contributes to stories of rich folklore especially during the festive season and also for Mashramani, but in recent years it has been dubbed a dying art form locally. This is about to change.  Guyanese Masquerade lovers are invited to be part of the energy, the excitement, and the […]


December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Arts Forum 

By Ameena Gafoor Volume 5 Numbers 1 and 2 of THE ARTS JOURNAL has been released. THE ARTS JOURNAL is a peer-reviewed critical Journal published twice yearly as two single issues or once yearly as a double issue. It is devoted to the scholarly study of the written literatures, the oral traditions, the visual culture […]

Obama’s Wars and Peace

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ronald Sanders 

By Sir Ronald Sanders In accepting the Nobel Peace Prize and talking about the wars in which his nation is involved and the conditions under which he would approve America warring again, the world learned much about Barack Obama’s view of war and peace. He indicated that he does not expect wars to end anytime […]

Annandale West XI triumph over Gopaul Mandir XI

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Zafeer Haniff scored a blistering century (104) decorated with 9 sixes and 3 fours to lead Annandale West XI to a resounding victory over Gopaul Mandir XI when play in the Carib Beer National Softball Cricket Tournament, organized by Guyana Softball League in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, continued last weekend […]

Discourse of hate

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ravi Dev 

We have emphasised the role narratives play in our historical accounts: not least to act as filters for events as they occur in the world around us. These narratives are part of a whole welter of formal and informal processes, language and performance – dubbed “discourses” – that serve to fix the acceptable meaning of […]

Guyanese Swimmers excel at Marlins Invitational Meet in T&T

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Stephenson takes gold in 200m breast; Roberts’s cops bronze in 200m fly Guyana’s T&T based swimmer Jessica Stephenson, competing in the 13-14 age group copped gold in her favourite event, the 200m at the Marlins Invitational Swim Meet (Inter Club) which is being held in the Twin Island Republic. Stephenson’s gold medal performance on Friday […]

And they are off – excitement expected at Port Mourant Turf Club today

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

The Port Mourant Turf club (PMTC) situated at Port Mourant on the Corentyne Coast will today be the centre of attraction in the horseracing circle. The occasion will be the grand one day seven-event Pre Christmas meet. Most of the top horses in the country have taken entry for the big showdown. When entries closed […]


December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Guyana’s “open borders” are being seen by the President of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association as a reason for the decline in manufacturing in Guyana. By open border polices, he refers to the system of open trading whereby a large range of products are allowed unhindered access into the domestic market, thereby rivaling and […]

I have the feeling again, and I like it

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column 

Every year at this time I get a special feeling. It is not that I feel to give, although this is said to be the season of giving. Rather, it is the season when I feel extremely lazy, when I just want to lie in bed and read unless I have to do something that […]

Wong impresses despite feeling unwell

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Bartician Andrew Wong put in a brave performance to upstage all the other riders in the second round of the First Gear Promotions Grass Track Motor Racing Championship which was held, at the Goed Fortuin Community Centre ground recently. Wong, who had made two visits to the doctor after complaining about a sprained knee and […]

The man who vanished on Christmas Day

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Murder and Mystery 

By Michael Jordan The pepperpot and black-cake were on the table…but where was Michael Harris? I guess you know about the Marie Celeste, but if you don’t, that was the American ship whose captain, passengers and seven-man crew vanished without trace back in December 1872. And that brings me to another December mystery, more recent […]

Robbed outside the police compound; almost robbed again

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

“Wuh don’t happen in a million years is happen in a minute.” I grew up hearing my mom repeat that saying endless times. It is a favourite chant of the older folks. But it is true. I will boldly take the chauvinistic leap and say there is no one in this country who knows the […]

GABA Executive should trigger new attitudes towards development

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin Last Friday evening, at an Extraordinary General Meeting at the Olympic House, High Street Georgetown, the amateur boxing community unanimously elected Steve Ninvalle as their President. This appointment came ten months after that association held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elected Affeeze Khan into office. Khan, as is now common knowledge, […]


December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Creative Corner 

By Edgar Mittelholzer Part II “He who touches this parchment seals himself in a pact with me…to listen to my music, and, when I beckon, to join me in death. I shall never rest till the day that my bones and my flute are found and interred with Christian rites…” Now that I look back […]

The right to work, to serve, and to live in peace and tranquility

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under AFC Column, Features / Columnists 

By Raphael Trotman AFC Leader As a citizen of Guyana and as Leader of a parliamentary opposition party, I believe that I have both a right and a duty to comment on issues concerning our security forces as I have been doing in the past. Not so long ago I made an open appeal to […]

National champions advance

December 13, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

– Daly-Ramdyhan, Sue-Ho also win National champions Phillip Squires and Carol Humphrey coasted to easy wins as play in the Banks Masters Invitational Tennis Tournament opened on Friday evening, at the Pegasus Hotel Hardcourts. Squires beat Leyland Leacock in straight sets, while Humphrey wasted little time in disposing Aruna Ramrattan, also in straight sets. Also […]

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